Utah News

Richmond
5:26 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

50 Years After Northern Utah's Big Quake

Many of the town’s residences were damaged in the earthquake of 1962. This house lost several bricks, and must have received some interior damage, judging from the fact that many things have been moved out to the lawn.
Richmond Relic Hall, James and Drusilla Hendricks Camp, DUP

Later this month residents in the Northern Utah community of Richmond will gather to commemorate an earthquake that destroyed buildings and was felt in 6 states.

UPR's Kerry Bringhurst says residents who were alive at the time of the quake 50 years ago want those living in Richmond today to realize disasters can happen -- even in a small Utah town -- and to be prepared.

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Logan
4:56 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Logan Teens Perform Shakespeare in a Way Adults Rarely Do

In Logan a group of kids have chosen to spend their summer days rehearsing Shakespeare.

"A lot of people think I'm kind of crazy to think that kids would want to spend their entire summer doing this. I had to say 'if you're going to do the show, you'll be in here from 9:00 - 2:00 or 9:00 - 4:00 every day all summer.' I thought 5 kids would show up."

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Salt Lake City
6:17 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Mars Rover Landing Reason to Party at the University of Utah

Cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory last night after "Curiosity" had survived the harrowing plunge.

NASA's Mars rover landed safe and sound on the surface of Mars late Sunday night. The 1-ton, 6-wheeled laboratory nailed an intricate and risky touchdown much to the relief and joy of over 300 people who watched the historic event live at the University of Utah.

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Cache Valley
6:05 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Safeguarding Utah's Livestock with a Serious Simulation

UPR's Kerry Bringhurst reports on last week's large-scale simulation of a foreign animal disease emergency.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has been for months now organizing this exercise as a test course of sorts to prepare for and prevent the possible spread of a foreign disease that could impact the nation's food supply, threaten livestock production, and force what is a $300 billion national industry to stop exporting livestock overseas.

Salt Lake City
5:30 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Shot-on-the-Job Park Ranger Tells Miraculous Story of Recovery to Others Injured at Work

It’s been almost two years since State Park Ranger Brody Young was shot more than a half dozen times by an armed motorist in Moab. Last week, Young was in Salt Lake City to talk about his recovery, and to others who have been affected by work place injuries.

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Utah News
5:14 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Utah has Major Problem with Poverty According to "Kids Count" Study

The number of Utah children living in poverty has increased by 45% during a 5-year period beginning in 2005, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Center study, which included children up to age 17.

Karen Crompton with Voices for Utah Children, a local advocacy group, says the statistic is alarming:

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Utah News
4:40 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Where to After the Tour de France? The Tour of Utah!

The 7th annual Tour of Utah bike race is currently wheeling its way through the state. Steve Miller, the Tour's president, spoke with UPR's Brianna Bodily about the race's steady growth in size and reputation.

Miller says the race is very comparable to the Tour de France.

This year the race has 7 teams entered that just finished competing in the Tour de France. Miller says based on past growth he's confident about the future:

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Woodside
4:28 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Utah Ghost Town for Sale

The town of Woodside, Utah, could be yours for $3.9 million.

Real estate housing prices have dropped but what is the market price for a whole town?

The listing reads like a wild west exhibit: old gold mine, a geyser, and a supposed hideout of famed outlaws. And it's all for sale in a middle-of-nowhere ghost town of Woodside 3 hours southeast of Salt Lake City.

Listing Price? $3.9 million.

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Utah News
4:07 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

On Display: Images from a Utah Japanese Internment Camp

Misuye Endo leaving Topaz for the final time. Endo participated in a landmark Supreme Court case challenging the right of the government to hold citizens in camps like Topaz.
Utah State Historical Society - KUED Topaz Residents Collection

Images of a dark period in Japanese American history are now on display thanks to the state history department. The department has created an online exhibit of the World War II Topaz Internment Camp in Delta. Utah State History Archivist Heidi Orchard says the new collection documents the 3-year internment of more than 11,000 Americans of Japanese descent.

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Utah News
9:27 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Utah's Life Sciences Field Thriving

A recent assessment of Utah’s life sciences industry shows that it’s well ahead of the rest of the county. Suzanne Winters, Life Science Cluster Manager for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, says a consultant researched everything from workforce data to technical publications, and found that employment in Utah’s life sciences industry grew by nearly 26 percent from 2001 to 2010, compared to 8.4 percent nationally.

 

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